Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 3007
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by yoicoh Hickory Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring
Hickory Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring is easy to install and looks good. I use it in rental properties. It handles the dirt and hard use you normally see in rental properties. Doesn't damage easily, but a damaged section can be replaced if needed.
June 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Reno4Ever easy install, looks pretty legit, beware of sharp objects
This flooring was very easy to install (my 12 year old was able to do a lot of it himself). The whole job was done with a measuring tape and a sharp xacto knife. Our subfloor was in pretty good shape, but there was one section that had a little bit of bowing. The planks easily accommodated and it looks great. Installation was easy once we got the hang of lining up our edges. A room 11 x 9 took us about 4 hours to complete. The hickory is a nice finish, and to me, looks pretty much like what you'd expect to find in an older home with real wood flooring. At the end of the day it IS vinyl so you have to watch that you protect the floor from scratches. I have Allure in my bathroom as well and it did scratch when the door was misaligned and rubbed across the surface. All in all I'm very satisfied and will most likely purchase Allure for other areas of my home in the future.
June 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Elaine Very happy
I've had this flooring for a little over a year now and it has held up great. I replaced old 12" linoleum tiles in my laundry/mudroom/dog room. It's a high traffic area as it's the first room my family enters from the garage. It can get very dirty from dog fur, dog slobber and food, shoes, wet boots, laundry, vacuuming at least 3-4x a week, etc. but it's holding up to the abuse! :). Things I like about this flooring: 1. Great alternative to hardwood. Looks just like it! It's warm and quiet and has a wood-like texture. I have Mohawk laminate in my kitchen, foyer and powder room. Though laminate is warm too, it's noisy and after it's been cleaned, leaves shoe/foot/paw prints
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hawk Excellent flooring. Durable and Beautiful
We have put this flooring throughout our house as we have made improvements. It is a cinch to put down, and very easy to cut when rounding corners/doorways. The oldest of it we have down is close to 5 years old and still looks fantastic. Standard Vinyl floor cleaner shines it up like new.
June 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amanda29 Holding up well
We originally installed this flooring two years ago. Between 2 kids, 2 cats and 2 100 lb+ dogs, the floor has held up very well. We finally installed the flooring in our last room.
April 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tindergarten Lovely, but not terribly durable under hard use.
Went down so easy! Did the first 400 square feet myself; flooring was a dream, but baseboards were a nightmare with nothing but a hand saw, hammer, and nails. My dad came out for a visit and we did the next 200 square feet. Flooring was still a breeze, but he brought me a chop saw and little mini air compressor and nail gun for the baseboards. (Every little girl needs a daddy like mine no matter how old she is!) The whole thing looked great and was so easy to do I did a tile-look of the same product in the bathroom a couple years later.
Now for the bad part. When I did the living areas, I just pulled up the carpet and went to town with it. There were areas with patches of old vinyl underneath, and a couple "turtles" where the subfloor had lumps. I did NOT use any sort of leveling compound to smooth the edges of vinyl or grind down the lumps. This was a HUGE mistake. The ridges are faintly visible which I could live with. But anywhere a lump or divot happened to coincide with a grip-strip seam, they have weakened over the years and left obvious seams. All of these have allowed spillage, fish tank splashes, and critter accidents to further destroy the seams and in several places the glue has completely broken down. Moving large furniture or exercise equipment requires extra care, as they can snag a seam and rip a plank right up. I learned my lesson the second time around and did more extensive prep in the bathroom before laying the Allure floor. The living area floor has been in place 5 years and needs replaced. Bathroom still looks awesome at 2 years. Oh, also, this dark color shows pet hair something terrible.
IN SHORT: Super easy DIY floor, even for single women with limited tools and experience. Proper prep is key; leveling compound is your friend. If your home frequently houses second-hand fish tanks or acts as the humane society annex/nursery/critical care ward, consider a more waterproof flooring option. (Next time around I'm going to try the Allure Ultra with it's click-lock method, which claims to be waterproof. And, of course, liberal use of leveling compound.)
April 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by projectqueen Great DIY Project
Put the vinyl down over less than perfect floor in my kitchen and it is beautiful and practical. Used about 280 sq. ft. Not much waste. Heated each strip up a bit with little ceramic heater and used 100 lb roller next day. Bought the transition strips for two doorways that joined carpet. Really good match. Looks like hardwood. The hickory coordinates well with cabinets and woodwork. Highly recommend. Have also used the vinyl tile with grout from Traffic Master. Loved it in two bathrooms.
November 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wvbb love this tile--perfect for my kitchen.
The finished product looks wonderful. Once you get started with the tiles, project goes smoothly. I have these tiles in bathroom, entry way, dining room and kitchen.
June 2, 2015